12.31.2008

Happy New Year + Two Parties...

image via paul costello

We're gearing up for our New Year's eve fondue dinner with Miss Aimee and fam. Thanks for all your excellent fondue suggestions. I'm going with Stephanie's recommendation to try the Williams-Sonoma recipe. I'll let you know how it turns out... and if it's a bust, I've stocked up on bubbly, sparklers, charades and karaoke CD's for the girl's new karaoke machine (a gift from the grandparents...) as insurance.

And tomorrow, we're having a belated b-day party for Millie + celebrating New Year's day with a big pot of white bean chicken chili, bloody marys and mimosas, and yes cupcakes (it is a two-year-old's birthday party after all...) We did this last year to great acclaim, so I'm thinking we'll make it a yearly tradition.

What are you doing to ring in the new year?

10 comments:

mary said...

Tonight, we are staying holed up in our cozy house. And I couldn't be happier about it!

Your parties sound fabulous. I hope you snap some shots so I can live vicariously through you. :)

Happy New Year!!

Rachel said...

Lovely. Can't wait to hear how the fondue turns out. My boy and I are doing a quiet celebration at home, with some fancy bubbly and probably some take out. I felt like making it simple this year.

Julia said...

Oh it sounds like quite the party! How exciting :) I'll be anxious to hear how it all goes down! So to speak!

We'll be ringing in the New Year with a low key evening at home with some bubbly!

Miss Aimee said...

Okay girl! We are ready for fondue tonight AND list comparing! My list is officially up!!! I think yours needs to be up by the end of the day :) xoxo

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Have a lovely evening! We are going to be cozy here tonight with good food, bubbly (the Sophia Coppola one I've been dying to try) and good company. Wishing you a very happy & stylish New Year!

xo Mary Jo

SimplyGrove said...

Happy New Year!! Hope you have a lovely night:)

copperseal said...

your new year sounds divine! we always keep things quiet for the new year. just my close family all snuggled up on the couch with a few bottles of bubbly and waiting for the ball to drop! :)

happy blogging and happy living!

Blair said...

I will be making fondue too! Wish I had all of those back up items in case it doesn't turn out! Happy New year!

Kasey said...

good friends, wine, and some sleeping children is the plan for this eve....
Happy New Year!

Carolina Eclectic said...

Fondue, sounds fun:) Hope you have a wonderful New Year!